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    Just for reference:

    The S50 US 3 litre cams will fit both the M50 and M52 engine

    The S52 US 3.2 litre cams won't fit the M50, but will fit the M52 engine.

    The M50 325 and M52 323/328 heads are the same.

    It's the cam carrier that won't allow the S52 cams to fit the M50 325 head. The carriers can be changed, but obviously adds to the cost

    As far as I know, the Hartge and Alpina cams are the same as Schrick cams.

    Kent cams will be reground standard units
     
     

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    Hi, did the US get the M3 Evo's like in Europe or only the 3.0? Asking cos of this cams issue. Is it the 3.0 M3 cams you need then?
     
     

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    I mean, cos Europe got the Mk1 M3 3.0, then the Mk2/Evo 3.2.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyNokia View Post
    Hi, did the US get the M3 Evo's like in Europe or only the 3.0? Asking cos of this cams issue. Is it the 3.0 M3 cams you need then?
    The US had both the 3 litre,(S50 US) and 3.2 litre Evo,(S52 US) but both engines were based on the M50/M52 lumps.

    You need the US 3.0 M3 cams for a 325 or 323/328 M52, or US M3 3.2 Evo cams for the M52 323/328
     
     

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    been browsing Ebay.com, US side for M3 cams or engines and breakers, and theres a listing for a 1998, M3 S52 3.2 engine. So, if i wanted M3 cams from a US car, do I look for 3.0 or 3.2 cams? Or would both fit AND work ok?
     
     

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    did the guy in the previous message not explain that?
    2002 325 Compact Sport ti M-Tec---- A little thanks goes a long way
     
     

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    the s50 cams are a must but u can go further if u want u can use the s50 crank and rods on your m50 and if u want u can bore and use the pistons. after that u can take of that 3 inch hfm and put on the 3.5 of the evo or 540 you can also use the s52 injectors which are 21.5 lbs injectors and get a chip for that and you will be faster than a stock us spec m3 you will be near a 3.0 euro power i think the power endeup being 270 to the crank with all that.
     
     

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    Just bought a 328i now after getting rid of my WRX. Was great fun doing four wheel drifts in the wet and it was so controllable. Was also a very quick car as it was running around 300bhp, but the petrol bill was killing me big time!

    So back in a BMW now and have some questions that ive put into another thread.

    Still dont get the FWD haters as i still rate FWD and ive had RWD AND 4WD now and driven all on and past the limit. Still think hot haches are so much fun to drive!

    Can still get lift of oversteer and there is always the handbrake to make them go sideways if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyNokia View Post
    been browsing Ebay.com, US side for M3 cams or engines and breakers, and theres a listing for a 1998, M3 S52 3.2 engine. So, if i wanted M3 cams from a US car, do I look for 3.0 or 3.2 cams? Or would both fit AND work ok?
    Because your 323i is a m52 you can use the 3.0 s50 cams or the 3.2 s52 they both fit the m52.
    My mini doesn't leak oil anymore it was just marking its territory
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
    Just for reference:

    The S50 US 3 litre cams will fit both the M50 and M52 engine

    The S52 US 3.2 litre cams won't fit the M50, but will fit the M52 engine.

    The M50 325 and M52 323/328 heads are the same.

    It's the cam carrier that won't allow the S52 cams to fit the M50 325 head. The carriers can be changed, but obviously adds to the cost

    As far as I know, the Hartge and Alpina cams are the same as Schrick cams.

    Kent cams will be reground standard units
    when you say carriers can be changed how easy is it to do is it just move the carriers across from a 328 head to the 325?
     
     

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